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India COVID Relief Fund - Our Call to Support

Updated: Jun 21, 2021

DATE: Monday, June 7th - Wednesday, June 9th


RECAP:

Thank you to all who joined our 3 India Covid Relief Fundraiser classes! Across Kimaya's Bollywood Fusion class and Shruthi and Chandi's BollyX classes, we had 21 students show up for this important cause and we have donated 20% of the total class revenue to Give India. A special shoutout to our amazing instructors Kimaya, Shruthi, and Chandni for initiating the fundraiser and helping raise awareness for what is happening in India and how we can help. We'd also like to say a special thank you to Shruthi for connecting us to Home of Hope Inc. and who also raised extra funds through her own fundraiser hosted with other Bollyx instructors and was able to donate all of those funds to Home of Hope Inc. Thank you all for supporting our India Covid Relief Fundraiser! Please see below to learn more about Give India and Home of Hope Inc!


Check out these awesome dancers in Kimaya's fundraiser class!

 

Event Details:


A PORTION OF THE PROCEEDS WILL GO TOWARDS Give India and Home of Hope Inc



About the Event:

We at Rae Studios are so proud of our community that continues to care. We know that in order for our community to continuing growing, we must give back and extend our support to our Rae family across the globe. To support our community in India as they have been recently hit with alarming rates and severe rising cases of COVID-19, we are raising funds to donate to two organizations helping India directly.

Our Bollywood Fusion instructor, Kimaya and BollyX instructors Shruthi and Chandni have teamed up for a three-day fundraiser event for India. Come for one or for all three classes as we raise funds for Give India and Homes of Hope Inc (read more about these organizations below!)


Classes Raising Funds:

Monday, June 7th, 6:30pm-7:20pm | Bollywood Fusion Choreo w/ Kimaya

Tuesday, June 8th, 6:30pm-7:15pm | BollyX w/ Shruthi

Wednesday, June 9th, 5:30pm-6:15pm | BollyX w/ Chandni

Ticket Reservations and Donations: Reserve your Ticket on Eventbrite or through the Mindbody App. Additional donations are welcome through Eventbrite.
 

Meet the Amazing Teachers:


Kimaya Rane
Monday, June 7th 
6:30pm-7:20pm PT

You will always find Kimaya dancing whether in class or at her work. A Seattle native, she grew up dancing all different styles including Bollywood and Kathak. She continued dancing recreationally as part of her college hip-hop team and began teaching when she moved to SF. Her absolute favorite thing about teaching has been creating Bollywood Fusion choreography that melts hip-hop movements with Bollywood flair to bring her favorite aspects of the two together. She likes to make her choreography fun and intricate but also accessible so that everyone can have fun in class!


Bollywood Fusion Choreo

Hip Hop rooted movements and choreography with some Bollywood flare and music.


Shruthi Reddy
Tuesday, June 8th
6:30pm-7:15pm PT

Shruthi Reddy started dancing since the age of 3 and has been an athlete almost all her life. Dance workouts bring both her worlds of dance and fitness together. Shruthi is a Bollywood dancer, wedding choreographer, entertainer, and certified BollyX and cardio fitness instructor. She teaches at corporate facilities, Bayclubs, and hosts team building events. She teaches BollyX, a Bollywood inspired dance workout, at Rae Studios. Dance is a way she lets her soul speak with the community around her.


BollyX

Bollywood dance Workout is a Bollywood Inspired Dance fitness class. We are inspired and driven by the heart-pumping, energetic rhythms of Bollywood, the film industry of India. We cross dynamic choreography with high-intensity interval training, burning up to 800 calories per 50 minute session


Chandni Patel
Wednesday, June 9th
5:30pm-6:15pm PT

Chandni is a BollyX instructor based out of San Francisco who has loved to dance for as long as she can remember! While moving around the country as a young kid, she stayed connected to dance through the addictive energy of Bollywood music. In the Bay Area, she competed with a Garba/Raas (a high-energy Indian folk style) team for a few years while also falling in love with dance fitness classes of different styles such as Zumba and U-Jam. Once she was introduced to the BollyX format, she knew it was the PERFECT fit for her and became a certified instructor in 2015! Since then, Chandni has loved to share her passion for dance and fitness through BollyX because people of all dance experience levels can join in, have fun, and get a great cardio workout! Besides Bollywood, Chandni also likes to train in different dance styles with particular interest in Dancehall, Afrobeats/fusion, and Reggaeton.


BollyX

Bollywood dance Workout is a Bollywood Inspired Dance fitness class. We are inspired and driven by the heart-pumping, energetic rhythms of Bollywood, the film industry of India. We cross dynamic choreography with high-intensity interval training, burning up to 800 calories per 50 minute session

Ticket Reservations and Donations: Reserve your Ticket on Eventbrite or through the Mindbody App. Additional donations are welcome through Eventbrite.
 

About the Organizations:


Give India launched India COVID Response Fund-1 in April 2020 raising ₹220+Cr from individuals, foundations & corporations. With the second deadly wave now upon us, GiveIndia has launched ICRF-2 to continue their COVID relief work. The funds collected will be utilized to support healthcare infrastructure, by boosting oxygen supply with setting up of oxygen generation plants, providing oxygen concentrators, cylinders and refilling them, providing life-saving equipment like Bi-paps and ventilators. Cash relief will be provided to low-income families who have lost a member to COVID. COVID Care Centres are being set up for non-ICU patients fighting Coronavirus to ease the load on hospitals. Under humanitarian aid, weekly ration kits and cooked meals are distributed to families fighting hunger. And reusable sanitary napkin kits are being provided to girls and women who are unable to afford sanitary pads.


Home of Hope is a 501(c)(3) California based nonprofit organization. HOH nurtures truly underprivileged, most destitute and disabled children, with a loving, caring home and hope, for a safe and secure future.


HOH funds necessary resources and access to education, mental health, computer skills, vocational training and sports programs.These opportunities make a significant difference in uplifting the lives of mentally and physically handicapped, orphaned and abandoned children making them self sustaining members of society.


As India fights a devastating surge of COVID-19, HOH has partnered with sister organization in India and the COVID WARRIOR project to directly connect critical patients to hospital beds, home ICUs, plasma donors, ventilators, oxygen and BiPAP machines. HOH has a network of volunteers on the ground, on Whatsapp, and on Instagram working day and night to verify leads and connect those in need in Delhi, Bangalore, Kolkata, Mumbai, Gujrat, Assam...everywhere.


A PORTION OF THE PROCEEDS WILL GO TOWARDS Give India and Home of Hope Inc

Ticket Reservations and Donations: Reserve your Ticket on Eventbrite or through the Mindbody App. Additional donations are welcome through Eventbrite.

About Rae Studios

Founded in 2012, Rae Studios is a dance & fitness center, overlooking San Francisco's Union Square. The studio is located on the 7th floor of the Native Sons of Golden West building, a historic preservation and organization founded in 1875. With wall-to-wall mirrors, high ceilings, stretch bars, state-of-the-art sound system and our electrifying in-house dance & fitness instructors, Rae Studios is the perfect solution for group and one-on-one training exercise.


Our mission is to merge the ideologies of popular dance culture by bridging fitness gym and traditional dance studio mentality into a place that welcome all levels of dance & fitness in a healthy progressive environment. Our goal is to provide San Francisco dance seekers with community, growth and participation through artistic outlets of music + movement. Our culture is simple; create a space for dance and community to thrive, water the roots of our passion, fuel our dreams by action, and inspire others to do the same.

Ticket Reservations and Donations: Reserve your Ticket on Eventbrite or through the Mindbody App. Additional donations are welcome through Eventbrite.
 

Event Details:

Spotlight Artists: Kimaya Rane | Shruthi Reddy | Chandni Patel


Date / Time:


Monday, June 7th, 6:30pm-7:20pm | Bollywood Fusion Choreo w/ Kimaya

Tuesday, June 8th, 6:30pm-7:15pm | BollyX w/ Shruthi

Wednesday, June 9th, 5:30pm-6:15pm | BollyX w/ Chandni


Location: Join us in person at Rae Studios (414 Mason St 705, SF CA 94102) or Livestream via ZOOM


A PORTION OF THE PROCEEDS WILL GO TOWARDS Give India and Home of Hope India


Ticket Options for both Livestream and In-Studio:

  • $15 Livestream

  • $20 In-Studio (only for Monday's Bollywood Fusion Choreo class)

  • Additional Donations Welcome through Eventbrite

Facemasks, temperature checks, social distancing, and registration is required for this event.





Ticket Reservations and Donations: Reserve your Ticket on Eventbrite or through the Mindbody App. Additional donations are welcome through Eventbrite.

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